Salim Ismail‘s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Salim is a sought after speaker, strategist and entrepreneur – his last company, Angstro, was acquired by Google in August 2010. Salim spent two years as SU’s founding Executive Director and currently serves as its Global Ambassador focusing on its global presence. Prior to that, Salim was a Vice President at Yahoo and the Head of Brickhouse, Yahoo’s internal ‘ideas factory’ where game-changing ideas were brought in, built and launched. He also serves as co-founder and Chairman of Confabb.com, co-founded PubSub Concepts and is also on the board of Breakthrough, a global human rights organization focused on violence against women, racial justice, and immigrant rights.
Are you ready for the world’s energy demand to switch to solar? What about computer-driven taxi cabs and glow-in-dark pets? It’s not science fiction, and it’s not the distant future – in fact, some of it is already very real in the present. Salim Ismail, a technology strategist, software engineer, and entrepreneur, lays out the blueprint for these wild advancements and how they will come to forever alter society as we know it
What does the future of the Internet hold? And how will it change and shape digital media, entrepreneurship, and private equity? When will robots make medical diagnoses and replace surgeons? Salim Ismail answers these questions – and so much more – in his informative, educational, and downright jaw-dropping presentations.
Solving Humanity’s Greatest Challenges. Ismail, a “parallel entrepreneur” and captivating speaker, is a founding Executive Director of Singularity University, an organization with a goal “to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.” Since 2008, SU has empowered people from more than 85 countries to apply exponentially growing technologies – biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and neuroscience – through global impact competitions with the goal of solving humanity’s greatest challenges: education, energy, food, and poverty.